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ULI New York Offers Local WLI Scholarships to the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting 

Applications are now being accepted for the ULI New York Alice Connell WLI Scholarship to attend the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C. September 18-21!  This scholarship is designed to promote the participation of women at ULI’s annual Fall Meeting and to elevate leadership and professional development opportunities among women in the ULI New York District Council. This year we will be awarding scholarships to two qualified candidates.  Each scholarship will include (1) complimentary registration to the 2019 ULI Fall Meeting as well as reimbursement for pre-approved travel and lodging expenses, up to … Read More

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Recap: Does Amazon Signal the End of A Pro-Growth Political Climate in NYC?

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By: Laszlo Syrop In November 2018, Amazon announced that, following a 14-month public competition, it had chosen the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, in New York City, as one of two locations for its planned second headquarters (HQ2). But in February 2019, following criticism and controversy, the company reversed course and ceased planning for its New York location. From the outset of Amazon’s HQ2 competition announcement, the saga has invited voluminous commentary of all stripes and from all corners of public opinion. On Monday, May 13th, ULI New York brought … Read More

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Recap: REO 2019 – The New Face of Waterfront Development

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By: Saba Meidany On January 29th, a panel at the 2019 Real Estate Outlook brought together a diverse group of professionals and actors shaping New York City’s waterfront. Kate Ascher, Partner at BuroHappold Engineering and moderator of the panel, steered the conversation into discussing ownership of the waterfront and how private capital is changing the characteristics of neighborhoods as well their connections to the city. Putting residential uses on waterfronts is an expensive exercise, which, at present, is being provided largely through funds accessible to private developers. These types of developments … Read More

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Recap: REO 2019 – How will Opportunity Zones Impact Land Use and Development?

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By: Katie Tang The final panel of ULI New York’s Real Estate Outlook 2019 conference was titled How will Opportunity Zones Impact Land Use and Development? The panel was led by moderator Miriam Harris, Executive Vice President at Trinity Place Holdings, and included Eric Clement, Senior Vice President of the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Rachel Diller, Managing Partner at UrbanView Capital, Seth Pinsky, Executive Director at RXR Realty and Aaron Yowell, Partners & Chief Innovation Officer at Nixon Peabody, LLP. Laying the foundation for the conversation – Seth Pinsky stated, … Read More

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RECAP: REO 2019 – Emerging Trends Response Panel

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By: Frank Futia On January 29th, hundreds of ULI members and nonmembers gathered at the New York Times Building to attend ULI New York’s Real Estate Outlook 2019. The annual event kicked off with a presentation by Mitch Rochelle of Price Waterhouse Coopers, who shared the findings of Emerging Trends in Real Estate ® 2019, one of the industry’s most highly regarded and widely read trends reports. Following Rochelle’s presentation, industry veterans Melissa Román Burch, Executive General Manager of Lend Lease Americas, Hilary Spann, Managing Director, Head of Americas Real Estate … Read More

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‘Five Minutes With’ feat. Justin Palmer, Founder and CEO, Synapse

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This week’s ‘Five Minutes With’ series features Justin Palmer, Founder and CEO of Synapse, whose project – Perch Harlem – is a 2019 Awards Finalist for Excellence in Market Rate Housing Development. Who has had the greatest influence on your career and what was the best advice he or she gave you? I don’t really differentiate between life and work anymore as they are one in the same at this point. As I reflect on who was the greatest influence in my life, hands down that would be my mother. … Read More

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Recap: 2019 Economic Forecast – A Conversation with Ken Rosen

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By: Vivien Wu Last Tuesday, members gathered for breakfast and thought leadership at ULI New York’s Annual Economic Forecast, one of the District Council’s most popular recurring events. Law firm Kirkland & Ellis hosted the forecast, which was presented this year by Ken Rosen. Mr. Rosen is Chairman of Rosen Consulting Group, a real estate market research firm, Chairman of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, and Professor Emeritus and California State Chair of Real Estate and Urban Economics at the Haas School of Business at the … Read More

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Visionary Award

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ULI New York to Present Larry A. Silverstein With First-Ever “Visionary Leadership in Land Use Award” The Award recognizes exemplary commitment to the highest standards of responsible land use and development. Presentation will take place at ULI New York’s 2019 Awards for Excellence in Development Gala Urban Land Institute New York (ULI NY) has announced Larry A. Silverstein, Chairman of Silverstein Properties, Inc., will be the first recipient of the organization’s Visionary Leadership in Land Use Award, which will be presented to Mr. Silverstein on Thursday, April 4, 2019 during ULI NY’s … Read More

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ULI Health Leaders Network Cohort 2 – New York Participants Announced

We’re excited to announce that New York City-based ULI members Mark Bhasin with Basis Investment Group, Kristen Fulmer with WeWork, and James Neville with Hart Howerton were selected to participate in the second cohort of the ULI Health Leaders Network. They join several Cohort 1 Health Leaders from the New York City area: Stephanie Echeveste with Distill Creative; Emily Kurtz with RiseBoro Community Partnership; Tim McCarthy with Hart Howerton; Erin Patterson with JLL Consulting; and Dominic Ruiz with the International WELL Building Institute. This program, supported by the Robert Wood … Read More

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Recap: High-Design, Mixed-Income, Multi-Scale: New Urban Housing in Greater New York

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By: Anita Lu In New York’s competitive real estate market, developers need to get creative with design, capitalization and programming to deliver long-term successful projects. At our panel discussion on September 26th, we heard from three developers and their lead project designers, who shared insights into their individual approaches. 420 Kent is a 3-tower, 857-unit rental project in South Williamsburg, situated on the East River  waterfront. Its promenade will eventually connect to existing parks such as The Edge Park and Domino Park as part of the City’s Greenpoint-Williamsburg waterfront master … Read More

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